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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1069947



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Jan-1972

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 178727

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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1. POSTERN LANE 1732 Postern Forge House TQ 64 NW 10/92


2. Formerly 2 cottages, now 1. L-shaped C17 building, but part dating from late C15, the projecting south wing being short but wide. 2 storeys. 4 windows, 2 window bays being in the south wing. Now fronted with red brick on the ground floor and tiles above but presumably timber-framed beneath. Tiled roof. Half-hipped gable at the east end of the front of the south wing. Smaller pointed gable forming the west half of the south wing. Casement windows. This house may have been built in 1480 by Thomas Willard, iron master, and was certainly associated with the iron trade for many generations. The forge dam adjoins the house, the interior contains a fire ingle nook and some late C17 panelling.

Listing NGR: TQ6064946219

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National Grid Reference: TQ 60649 46219


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